Hahaha @cwill! That is too funny about the people at Target! DD and I took a walk to our neighborhood drug store today, which is a 1/3 mile from our house, and everyone looked at me like I was going to give birth in the aisles. Then we took a walk through the huge park on our way home, and two officers in their parked car asked me if I needed a ride home! Then they made my daughter promise to wave them down if I couldn't make it!
I bought a huge amount of red raspberry leaf tea yesterday, and made three quarts of a very strong tincture this afternoon....and I will continue to do so until this baby comes, a la the RRL tribe and their instructions. Hoping that will help bring labor on sooner rather than later, or it least turn this on and off contractions into the real thing! We also have plans to DTD tonight, and I will order up some extra nipple stim during that session! (Sorry, tmi!)
Midwife cancelled our appt for tomorrow and rescheduled for Thursday...if I actually make it to Thursday I will show up crying. Slowly trying to check off the continuously piling last second "please do" tasks that my board and volunteers are hitting me with over the past few weeks at work. I figure if I work long days while DD is in school tomorrow and Tuesday, I might actually complete them. If I do, I think I will send out an email telling everyone that I need to spend the rest of my pregnancy focusing on relaxing and having this baby. I feel like the stress isn't helping the mood swings and blue mood I have been in.
DD gave me a pedicure and painted my toe nails this afternoon, which was lovely. I tried to do it myself, and it was painful! I also made a huge batch of soup today, and two loaves of bread along with extra dough I can put in the oven to make two more loaves over this upcoming week. I am hoping this will be the food my family and the birth team will eat during my labor if it goes long. I already went through this ritual, with a different soup recipe, last week....along with doing a big "birth week" grocery shopping trip. If I have to do it again next weekend, I may be crying through the aisles of Trader Joes.....that will really freak people out!
@tspencer519 and all the mamas who have already welcomed your babes into your arms: you should post more baby photos! For some reason it is one of the few things that have brought me comfort lately!